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Curbing Catastrophe Natural Hazards Reduction

'In Curbing Catastrophe, Timothy H. Dixon, a leading natural hazard scientist, gives a clear, calm, and thoughtful discussion of natural hazards facing societies around the world. The book nicely explains the science of hazards including earthquakes, tsunamis, coastal flooding, and other effects of global warming. It looks at. What does Japan's nuclear accident have in common with the flooding of New Orleans from Hurricane Katrina? What does global warming have to do with Black Hawk Down, Mark Bowden's classic account of a military disaster in Somalia? What is the relation between coal and tuna? This thought- provoking. 26 Jan What does Japan's nuclear accident have in common with the flooding of New Orleans from Hurricane Katrina? This thought-provoking book presents a compelling account of recent and historical disasters, both natural and human-caused, drawing out common themes and providing a holistic.

An eye-opening account exploring common themes between major disasters and providing important lessons for successful natural hazard mitigation. Curbing Catastrophe has 2 ratings and 1 review. Manzoor said: This book covers risk theory, the basics of natural disasters, and the uncertainty in predi. 5 Apr On Apr 3, Kevin P. Furlong published: Curbing Catastrophe - natural hazards and risk reduction in the modern world.

Curbing Catastrophe: Natural Hazards and Risk Reduction in the Modern World. Responsibility: Timothy H. Dixon. Publication: Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, Physical description: 1 online resource ( pages): digital, PDF file(s). 1 Jun Timothy H. Dixon Curbing Catastrophe: Natural Hazards and Risk Reduction in the Modern World (New York: Cambridge University Press, ), pp. xxi, ISBN: This book was written more for the general reader than the specialist. As such, it is a most useful book. The author is a. 7 Apr Curbing Catastrophe: Natural Hazards and Risk Reduction in the Modern World by Timothy H. Dixon and a great selection of similar Used, New and Collectible Books available now at

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